Frequently Asked Questions - Calibration & Maintenance

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FAQ - Calibration & Maintenance

The vibrating technology provides a relative measure. The calibration is realized by correlation to certified mineral oils. By measuring the vibration amplitude in various mineral oils, the linearization parameters are deduced and programmed in the electronics.>

In normal working conditions, the parameters will not change once they are entered in the electronics. This is due to a specific mechanical design, a thermal treatment, and precise assembly.>

Installation is not difficult. Once the sensor is installed on an empty pipe (no fluid present), the first and most important thing is offsetting the electronics (zero in the air).  This is a simple procedure that involves pushing a few buttons; detailed instructions are in the User Manual. Any time the sensor is removed and re-installed, the offset must be performed. >

No special maintenance is required on the sensors. When cleaning the process, leave the viscometer in place. The motion of the vibrating rod combined with the cleansing solution washes the sensor. >

You can check calibration by measuring a lab referenced Newtonian fluid (silicon or certified mineral oils) for which viscosity at room temperature is know. Re-calibration, using certified mineral oils, of the instrument can be done at our factory in France or at our Houston office.>

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